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Board of Directors
The SCAN Foundation draws on the vast experience and vision of our distinguished Board to help us set a course for advancing the development of a sustainable continuum of care for seniors. Our Board members include leaders of industry, eminent scholars, esteemed doctors, lawyers and leaders of national nonprofit organizations.
Ms. Cain is a seasoned senior executive and entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in the business of healthcare, including healthcare finance and delivery. Her 25-year employment history includes positions such as Chief Executive Officer, President, Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President spanning both privately held and Fortune 500 companies. As an entrepreneur, Ms. Cain co-founded Benova Inc., a firm that administered managed care enrollment for the Medicaid and Medicare programs. As Chief Executive Officer, she led the company from a start-up to a national, multimillion-dollar business.
In addition to being a Director of Oregon-based Legacy Health System, she serves on the board of CareOregon, a non-profit managed care plan serving Medicaid members and advocating for patient-centered healthcare. She also is a Director of PSI, a private company that provides services to state health and welfare agencies. She served on the founding board of the Oregon Health Forum and on two Oregon Governor’s Commissions on Health Care. Ms. Cain has also served on advisory panels for Medicare HMOs and for Medicare Research and Demonstration Projects. She has spoken widely in the healthcare policy field on topics of marketing and enrollment of Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries, and on the competitive environment for managed care organizations contracting with government entities which serve these beneficiaries. She currently sits on the Governor’s Charitable Check-off Commission in Oregon.
Bruce A. Chernof, MD
President & Chief Executive Officer
Bruce Allen Chernof, MD, FACP, currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The SCAN Foundation whose mission is to advance the development of a sustainable continuum of care for seniors. The SCAN Foundation is one of the largest foundations in the United States focused entirely on improving the quality of health and life for seniors.
Prior to heading The SCAN Foundation, Dr. Chernof served as the Director and Chief Medical Officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, after serving as the Department’s Senior Medical Director for Clinical Affairs and Affiliations since December 2004.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Chernof served as Regional Medical Director for California Health Programs at Health Net, California's largest network-model managed care plan where he managed the Healthy Families program statewide and the managed care Medicaid program in Los Angeles County. Previously, Dr. Chernof worked as an academic general internist in the VA system as well as at Olive View UCLA Medical Center, serving as a UCLA faculty member.
Dr. Chernof completed his residency and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine for the UCLA-San Fernando Valley Program. After residency, Dr. Chernof completed a Fellowship in Medical Education at the UCLA School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from UCLA and completed his undergraduate work at Harvard University.
Currently, Dr. Chernof is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at UCLA. Dr Chernof served as the founding Director of UCLA’s five-year combined MD/MBA Program. In 2002, the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA recognized Dr. Chernof with the Award for Excellence in Education for these innovative programs. He has had work published in a variety of journals including Medical Care and the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Nick Augustinos is the Sr. Vice President Health Information Services and Strategy at Cardinal Health. In his current capacity he is leading Cardinal’s strategy and presence in the information and healthcare analytics space. Nick brings 27 years of broad managerial, consulting and business development experience in the private and public sector. He has worked with a diverse range of leading healthcare delivery systems, healthcare insurers and government organizations globally.
Prior to Cardinal Health Nick was the Sr. Director for Global Healthcare Operations at Cisco Systems leading the go-to market strategy for healthcare focusing on public sector, bringing business and technical expertise along with thought leadership into the areas of connected health, wellness and care delivery. Nick started his career at Cisco as the Sr. Director for Global Healthcare Solutions of the Internet Business Solutions Group – the strategic consulting business unit of Cisco – where he led among other initiatives the Cisco HealthPresence™ development, Cisco’s core care-at-a-distance platform.
Prior to Cisco, Nick was Partner and Senior Strategic Consulting Expert, Global Health Services, for CSC. Prior to joining CSC he was Vice President, Care Data Exchange business unit for CareScience, leading product development and services in the clinical document sharing space. Nick was also Vice President for Healtheon/WebMD, responsible for marketing and sales for the company’s products and services. Prior to that, he was with Deloitte Consulting and was instrumental in establishing the healthcare practice for Deloitte’s San Francisco office, managing numerous projects for payers, providers, and integrated delivery networks. He started his career in healthcare as Vice President, Administration, of CliniShare.
Nick also serves on the Board of Directors of DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM), a medical-device manufacturer of continuous glucose monitors. He served for four years at the Board of Directors of the Continua Alliance – a non-profit, open industry coalition of healthcare and technology companies collaborating to improve the quality of personal healthcare.
Nick holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Athens, Greece, a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from King’s College, University of London, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MS, FAAN
Jennie Chin Hansen is CEO of the American Geriatrics Society and immediate past President of AARP. The AGS is the nation's leading membership organization of geriatrics healthcare professionals, whose shared mission is to improve the health, independence and quality of life of older people. As a pivotal force in shaping practices, policies and perspectives in the field, the Society focuses on: advancing eldercare research; enhancing clinical practice in eldercare; raising public awareness of the healthcare needs of older people; and advocating for public policy that ensures older adults access to quality, appropriate, cost-effective care.
In 2005, Hansen transitioned after nearly 25 years with On Lok, Inc., a nonprofit family of organizations providing integrated, globally financed and comprehensive primary, acute and long-term care community based services in San Francisco. The On Lok prototype became the 1997 federal Program of All Inclusive Care to the Elderly (PACE) Program into law for Medicare and Medicaid. PACE now has programs in 30 states.
In May 2010, she completed her two year term as President of AARP during the national debate over health care reform, in addition to, the other six years she was on AARP’s national board of directors.
Since 2005, she has served as federal commissioner of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). In 2010 she served as an IOM member on the RWJ Initiative on the Future of Nursing. She currently serves as a board officer of the National Academy of Social Insurance. In 2011 she joined the board of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
Jennie has received multiple awards over the years including the 2003 Gerontological Society of America Maxwell Pollack Award for Productive Living, a 2005 Administrator’s Achievement Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and an honorary doctorate from Boston College in 2008.
Ivelisse R. Estrada
Ms. Estrada is Senior Vice President of Corporate and Community Relations at Univision, the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Previously, she served as Director of Corporate and Community Relations for Univision Television Group, where she supervised the public affairs and community efforts of the company’s owned-and-operated stations. Prior to that she was director of Communications at KMEX-TV, Channel 34, the flagship station of the Univision Television Group in Los Angeles, where she was responsible for overseeing the station’s communications department and for developing and coordinating all public relations, community outreach and media relations activities.
Before joining KMEX, Ms. Estrada served as an account supervisor with a Los Angeles public relations agency. She has also served as a Washington-based associate producer and on-air reporter for SIN national news, the predecessor of Univision.
Ms. Estrada earned her undergraduate degree in liberal arts from Barnard College in New York City and Master’s degrees from Princeton University and Harvard University.
Mr. Higgins has had a distinguished career both in public affairs and the private sector, most recently as the founding Chief Executive and Director of Prosetta Corporation, a biotechnology company focused on novel drug discovery and development. As a state and federal official, he led various initiatives in public health and welfare. As a businessman and entrepreneur, he created several successful ventures and is a former President of Business for Social Responsibility.
Mr. Higgins has been a volunteer board member for many health, social service and arts agencies during his career. In recent years, he has served on the board of the California Coalition for Clean Air and the National Health Law Program. Currently, he is on the boards of the Third Street Clinic and Tutor Corps in San Francisco. He is also on the board of the Human Rights Watch Council for Northern California and St. Ambrose University. Mr. Higgins has been on the board of SCAN Health Plan for over a dozen years.
Mike Noël is a former Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Edison International and Southern California Edison Company, corporations where he spent more than 30 years in various executive and financial-management positions. Among his accomplishments was leading a team that issued the world’s first corporate ‘Shogun’ bonds (dollar-denominated bonds sold in Japan), as well as creating the nation’s first minority-owned and female-owned investment manager pool of funds for Edison’s employee pension fund. Also, he was a founder of The Academy of Business Leadership, a non-profit organization of business leaders teaching business, finance and investments to disadvantaged teenagers, for which Mr. Noël was awarded its "Outstanding Leadership" award.
After retiring from the Edison companies, Mr. Noël established Noël Consulting Co., advising companies and public utilities’ commissions on corporate finance. He also has served on eight boards of directors, including four currently: The SCAN Foundation, SCAN Health Plan, Avista Corp. (an electric and gas company) and the HighMark family of mutual funds.
He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a named "Audit Committee Financial Expert" under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Mr. Noël earned his MBA from the University of Southern California after graduating with a Bachelors degree from California State University at Long Beach.
Mr. Seaver was, until recently, a senior partner at Latham & Watkins, an international law firm. His practice concentrated on counseling public companies in mergers and acquisitions, financings and governance issues. He was the primary outside counsel to several New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Global Stock Markets. Mr. Seaver and his wife helped found the Westerly School of Long Beach, the first independent, non-sectarian K-8 school in Long Beach, California; he was a board member for nine years and head of the finance committee for five years; his wife was the founding board President serving in that position for seven years. Mr. Seaver also serves on the Executive Committee of Opera Pacific, the twelfth largest opera company in the United States, producing operas on the Orange County Performing Arts Center stage; he served as chairman of the company for eight years.
Paul Torrens, MD, MPH
Paul Torrens is Professor of Health Services at the UCLA School of Public Health. A physician by initial training (Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.) with additional training in internal medicine (Bellevue Hospital, New York City) and in public health (Harvard School of Public Health), he has had a long career in the dual areas of health care management and policy. As a health care manager, Dr. Torrens has had many years of direct management experience in hospitals in New York City and Hong Kong, as well as many years of service as a member of governing boards of multi-hospital systems and health insurance plans in California and elsewhere. As a health policy expert, Dr. Torrens has served in a wide variety of advisory and consulting capacities to governmental and non-governmental organizations in all parts of the United States and in eighteen foreign countries. At the present time, he is a member of the California Technology Assessment Forum, as well as the Board of Directors of St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica and the Partners-in-Care Foundation in Los Angeles.
His textbook, Introduction to Health Services, has been a standard text in graduate programs in health services management throughout the country for almost thirty years and is currently in its eighth edition.
Ryan M. Trimble, DDS
Dr. Trimble brings nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare services, most recently having served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Board Member of P5, Inc., dba ProviderPay, a healthcare technology and services company, focused on integrated healthcare claims and banking services. Mr. Trimble served in the past as a Board Member of the Arizona Affordable HealthCare Foundation, a non-profit coalition of business, government, hospitals, insurers, labor, physicians and community leaders planning for accessible, affordable, quality healthcare; the Crisis Nursery of Phoenix, an organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect by providing protection, support and opportunities to troubled families and their children, and the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra.
Chris P. Wing
Mr. Wing joined SCAN Health Plan in 2011. As President and CEO, Mr. Wing is responsible for working with the board of directors, leadership team and employees of SCAN to develop innovative ways to advance the company’s mission while responding to the nation’s changing healthcare landscape. Mr. Wing will also be partnering with regulators, legislators, and community leaders to promote healthcare solutions based on the SCAN Health Plan model of health management for Medicare beneficiaries and the disabled.
Mr. Wing has more than 25 years experience, having served in top executive positions across a wide spectrum of the healthcare industry. Most recently he was executive vice president and chief operating officer for Healthcare Partners, one of the largest medical groups in the nation. Prior to that he was CEO/executive vice president for Health Net’s West Coast operations. He was also CEO/executive vice president for PacifiCare of California and held a variety of leadership positions with Blue Cross of California, Lincoln National Life Insurance Company and Prudential Health Care Plan.
Mr. Wing serves on the board of directors of Olive Crest, an organization dedicated to preventing child abuse. Mr. Wing is also a founding board member of Resplendent Hope, a faith-based organization that is committed to advancing the cause of widows and orphans in selected third-world countries. Mr. Wing holds a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Planning from the University of Southern California. His Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Marketing and Finance is from California State University, Long Beach.